Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Daily Teaser — 19-11-2015: World Toilet Day

Hmmm … 

I rarely get involved in politics, these days.

It’s just why too explosive a subject.

But Radio’s Four’s Today programme has just interviewed David, Lord Blunket, former Labour Home Secretary.

Who’s sounded very dubious, about party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Who I, personally, think is possibly the only principled party leader, currently in Parliament.

But there you go!

Actually, while we’re on politics?

The sign in the lower picture is on the fence surround the un-developed patch of ground: the one I’ve always felt should have no further development — commercial or residential — built on it.

If you, like I would wish to object, feel free to do what I did.   Go to the listed pay on Brentwood Council’s site — — click on ‘View Applications,’ feed in the relevant reference number — 15/01084/FUL — then leave a comment‡: making sure to tick the ‘Send Me an Email’ box, so they send a confirming email.   Then you can forward that to

The more the merrier, frankly … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s rather flushed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 19th November is World Toilet Day.   Its organizers are the World Toilet who?
Q2) The organization promotes sustainable what: farming, sanitation or sewerage?
Q3) The 2015 World Toilet Summit was held in January of this year be held in which South Asian country: Bangladesh, Bhutan or India?
Q4) Here in the UK, the commonest types of toilet had a handle or chain: to let us do what?
Q5) When our toilets empty, the waste goes through a u-bend.   Which Victoria plumber invented the u-bend?
Q6) What — when we speak of toilets — does ‘WC’ stand for?
Q7) The box holds the water that goes into the toilet bowl is a what?
Q8) The Zvezda and Tranquility modules have the world’s most expensive toilets.   Where ARE those modules?
Q9) They’ll be in the men’s public toilets: but usually not the ladies.   What are we talking about?
Q10) Finally … the trucks used to empty portable toilets and cesspits are usually known as what wagons?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th November, 1928, saw the release of Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon — indeed, any cartoon with any characters — with synchronized sound.   The ’toon was co-directed by Walt Disney: working with whom?
A1) Ub Iwerks.
Q2) Disney and his co-director worked on an earlier cartoon character: Oswald the Lucky … what?
A2) Rabbit.
Q3) Mickey’s girlfriend debuted in Steamboat Willie.   What’s her name?
A3) Minerva Minne Mouse.
Q4) Was Steamboat Willie in colour?
A4) No.
Q5) Finally … who’s the villain in Steamboat Willie?
A5) Pete: occasionally called Peg Leg Pete, Black Pete, or Big Bad Pete.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty.   And as I looked at all this I thought… I must put a roof on this toilet.”
Les Dawson.
And a singing toilet …

Have a good day …

*        Well, ish … :D   At ANY rate, it always helps, Debbi …

†        My pleasure, Olga, any time … !

‡        I’ve used the following as a comment: “As always, I’m objecting to this application in the belief the associated overspill parking — and there WILL be overspill parking — will seriously impede emergency vehicle access to Rollason Way: the street where I live.”   Feel free to copy, paste and modify, as shuts your needs.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Happy World Toilet Day! :)

1. the World Toilet Organization
2. sanitation
3. India
4. flush
5. Alexander Cummings
6. water closet
7. the tank
8. modules of the International Space Station
9. urinals
10. Honey wagons or Honeywagons